A district-level committee convened, following the instructions of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, with Collector Dr. Rajesh Deshmukh in attendance, to obtain the necessary evidence for issuing Maratha-Kunbi and Kunbi-Maratha caste certificates to members of the Maratha community.
During the meeting, the District Collector emphasized the urgent need to search for Kunbi records within the district.
Key officials such as District Superintendent of Police Ankit Goyal, Zilla Parishad Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Chavan, Resident Deputy Collector Jyoti Kadam, and representatives from various departments including the Municipal Corporation, Cooperative Department, and Archaeology Department were present.
Given that most of the records are in Modi script, the committee will seek assistance from trained individuals within the Archives Directorate to verify them, a crucial step in the certificate issuance process. The verification process will involve the examination of 13 distinct types of documents.
Collector Dr. Deshmukh shared that over the past 10 months, 12,294 individuals with Kunbi records have already received certificates. Out of the total 12,911 applications received, 460 are currently pending, while 157 have been rejected.
Furthermore, revenue records predating 1967 are under consideration for this initiative, and Dr. Deshmukh affirmed that the proceedings in this matter are ongoing.